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Uplifting Graduate Story

Hi, I’m Danny Hatcher, a postgraduate student studying strength and conditioning at the University of Brighton, having graduated my sport coaching degree in June 2018. I am both nervous and excited, writing this piece about my journey and sharing it with you all. My second year as an undergraduate really started testing me with my…

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Free Entrepreneurship Start-Up Course

Gain the skills and confidence you need to start your own business this summer Every June, the Beepurple team hosts a business start-up course aimed at final year students and recent graduates from the University of Brighton. This course, called ‘UltraViolet’, is a fantastic opportunity for students to develop the skills and confidence they need…

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Santander Universities Growth Grant

Students and graduate entrepreneurs from the University of Brighton have received a cash boost, thanks to a funding initiative from Santander Universities.  Businesses were invited to apply for the Santander University of Brighton Growth Grant, a new initiative intended to support those that have begun trading. Santander Universities already supports early-stage entrepreneurs through a bi-annual…

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Ethicul team

Ethicul on a mission to support sustainable businesses

A team of final year Brighton Business School students are launching a new ethical rewards app. In this post they explain how they can support both local independent retailers and sustainability-minded consumers. Hi, we are the team behind Ethicul! From left to right we have Ryan Hudson, Matthew Denford and Charlie Jordan; all final year…

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James Burton

“There’s no time like now to build a business” says alumnus James Burton

Writing for University of Brighton student and graduate entrepreneurs, James Burton (Brighton Business School alumnus and beepurple Entrepreneur-in-Residence) offers some encouraging and supportive advice based on his own experience in business…  On 15 September 2008, Lehman Brothers, one of the world’s largest financial services companies, went bankrupt after the Federal Reserve declined to guarantee its…

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Update on beepurple service

During the ongoing period of disruption caused by Coronavirus (COVID-19), beepurple is striving to maintain a normal entrepreneurship support service for students and graduates of the University of Brighton. Here is an update on how we are currently affected: One-to-one appointments continue to be available via telephone, Microsoft Teams (available free to all University of…

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Starting Up! Event featuring University of Brighton graduate entrepreneurs

One of the highlights of the beepurple calendar takes place on Wednesday 5 February. Starting Up! features four graduate entrepreneurs returning to the university to share the stories of their journeys so far and answer your questions. The event takes place off campus at 68 Middle Street, in Brighton’s Lanes, from 6.00pm to 8.30pm. There…

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Adam Haniver, Boxing Coach

Sports graduate to launch boxing product

University of Brighton alumnus Adam Haniver is set to launch a new training product for the boxing industry. Although the design is under wraps until it reaches the market, his sparring tool transforms the way boxers currently interact with their coach in the ring. “I’ve conceived a tool to help enhance the skill acquisition of…

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Will King with University of Brighton students

University of Brighton students take part in south coast innovation challenge

Nine University of Brighton students and recent graduates took part in an innovation challenge event at the University of Portsmouth. All of them regular attendees of beepurple’s entrepreneurial training programme, they joined students from four other south coast universities to solve real-world business challenges presented by Portsmouth football club. One competitive challenge involved reducing waste…

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seo workshop

Free workshop: Get Started With Website SEO

Date: Wednesday, 23 October 2019 Time: 5.30pm–7.30pm Location: Room G3, Mithras House, Moulsecoomb Booking is essential: Free for students, graduates and staff of the University of Brighton External guest tickets (limited) available at £20 About this workshop In this workshop you’ll discover the basics of search engine optimisation and how you can get your business found in Google….

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Interview with Leanne Northcott, founder of DLE English

Leanne Northcott studied Education at the University of Brighton, graduating in 2014. She recently founded DLE English, providing English language programmes to international students. Describe your business English language courses for international students. Offering bespoke course content, we try to follow the level the student has learnt previously and work from there. Our target market…

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Free workshop: ‘I Need a Business Idea! Idea Generation and Creative Thinking for Business’

Beepurple’s first workshop of the new academic year kicks off on Wednesday, 9 October 2019. Join us 5.30 pm–7.30 pm in Room G5, Mithras House, Moulsecoomb for a dive into idea generation, innovation and creative thinking. Booking is essential (FREE). In this workshop you’ll: Learn how to boost your creative thinking Discover the different types…

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Founder Chats with beepurple

New series of beepurple startup podcast released

The second series of the beepurple podcast, Founder Chats with beepurple, has just been released on Spotify, iTunes and Anchor to name a few. beepurple is the University of Brighton’s entrepreneurship support service. In this series our focus is on business growth, and we’ve interviewed the founders of some well-established businesses. First up is Darren…

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Interview with self-employed landscape photographer Matt Goddard

Matt Goddard studied Computing – Information Systems at the University of Brighton, graduating in 2000. After a career in IT, he changed direction and launched Matt Goddard Photography last year. See his work at Describe your business in a few sentences Sussex landscape photographer offering premium prints to the 30-65 demographic. Sole trader with…

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Review: UltraViolet 2018/19 Summer Startup Course

Last week saw the return of beepurple’s annual summer startup course, UltraViolet. The aim of the course, open to all students and graduates of the University of Brighton, is to equip participants with the skills, know-how and confidence to pursue their own entrepreneurial ideas. Participants arrived with a diverse range of ideas, from sole trader…

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mei and moosun

Interview with green entrepreneurs Student Plus

Mei Chun Huang and Moosun Yoo are two University of Brighton international graduates (2017). They are currently taking part in the Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) Visa programme, endorsed by the university to develop their business and make a local impact. Here they share some of their tips and experiences learned while working on their recycling…

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Product Design innovation showcase: help students show their ideas at New Designers event

beepurple magazine designer and Product Design student Luke Brookes writes about the creative ideas that his peers have come up with to tackle some of society’s most pressing social concerns. These students are currently fundraising to be able to show their work at London’s prestigious New Designers 2019. You can help them by donating or…

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Darren Burn

Interview with Darren Burn of

Brighton-based entrepreneur Darren Burn shares his business tips with beeepurple. Darren is co-founder of LGBT+ travel firm Describe your business in a few sentences provides tailor-made luxury travel with a focus on the LGBT+ community. Our sister company, Travel Gay, is an information resource for gay travellers all over the world. We are…

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grow your business

‘Grow Your Business’: Free workshop featuring top startups

Join beepurple on Wednesday 20 March (5.30–7.30pm) at Grand Parade Building, City Campus, for an exciting speaker panel featuring four top business owners. The event is free for students, graduates and staff of the University of Brighton, but space is limited and you must book your place in advance. Hear the stories of four mature…

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grow your network

‘Grow Your Network’ – free speaker panel this week

Join beepurple this week at Mithras House, Moulsecoomb campus, for the opportunity to Grow Your Network and learn new things. Book free now. Four entrepreneurs will be sharing their experiences of building business relationships. They’ll reveal the top tips and bright ideas that have helped them get more out of networking. Plus you’ll have a…

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